Jamie Carragher is no stranger to having a bit of fun at the expense of his rivals, and the former Liverpool defender was at it again recently when he mocked Manchester United live on air after his former club’s 7-0 demolition of the Red Devils.
Carragher was appearing on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show when he decided to take a cheeky dig at United, who were on the receiving end of a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The former Reds defender was discussing the game when he decided to take a sip from a bottle of beer, which he had brought with him to the studio.
“I’ve got a beer here,” Carragher said, before taking a sip. “I think it’s appropriate for Manchester United.”
The comment was met with laughter from his fellow pundits, including former United defender Gary Neville, who was also on the show.
Carragher’s dig was a reference to United’s poor performance in the game, which saw them suffer their heaviest defeat in the Premier League era.
The result was a huge embarrassment for United, who had been hoping to make a statement of intent against their rivals.
Instead, they were outclassed by Liverpool, who ran riot at Old Trafford and scored seven unanswered goals.
Carragher’s dig was a reminder of the gulf in class between the two sides, and it was a reminder of how far United have fallen since their heyday under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The former Liverpool defender has never been one to shy away from having a bit of fun at the expense of his rivals, and his latest dig was just another example of his cheeky sense of humour.
It was also a reminder of how much Liverpool have improved under Jurgen Klopp, and how far United have fallen since the days of Ferguson.
Carragher’s dig may have been a bit of fun, but it was also a reminder of the huge gulf in class between the two sides, and a reminder of how far United have fallen since their heyday under Ferguson.